Daily Brief

June 7, 2021

Pictured with a check presented by Customers Bank: Josephina Encarnacion, Kutztown Latino Business Resource Center (from left); Kecia Sturdivant, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center; John Stetler, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center; Sonya Smith, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers; Joseph Schupp, Customers Bank; Ernie Post, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers; Jayanne Sevast, Kutztown University Foundation; Isamac Torres-Figueroa, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center.

Josephina Encarnacion, Kutztown Latino Business Resource Center (from left); Kecia Sturdivant, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center; John Stetler, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center; Sonya Smith, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers; Joseph Schupp, Customers Bank; Ernie Post, Pennsylvania Small Business Development Centers; Jayanne Sevast, Kutztown University Foundation; Isamac Torres-Figueroa, Kutztown University Small Business Development Center.

CUSTOMERS BANK CHECK PRESENTATION

Customers Bank recently donated $52,500 to support the combined efforts of the City of Reading, KUSBDC Latino Resource Business Center and the KU Foundation to fuel entrepreneurial development and job creation in Reading. The Commonwealth’s Neighborhood Assistance Program and Specialty Program Priorities were used by the KU Foundation to support the Reading Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative program. During the pandemic, courses and technical assistance were provided virtually to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. The program had 40 graduates this year.
     Zachary Balla, Kutztown Small Business Development Center

WEATHER

Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger

High pressure remains anchored in the Western Atlantic. Skies will be mostly sunny for the first part of the day before a shortwave passes during the afternoon. Showers and t-storms, possibly with heavy rain, for the afternoon. Heat will remain in place. High temperature near 90. Winds southwest at 5-10 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 inch with higher amounts where storms occur.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

KUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY COUNCIL OF TRUSTEES MEETING
The Kutztown University Council of Trustees will meet remotely Thursday, June 10, 2021. There will be no physical location for the meeting as a safety precaution given the current COVID-19 crisis and current social distancing guidelines.
- An Executive Session will be held at 11:30 a.m.
- Committee meetings will begin at 1:30 p.m. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94723363055?pwd=aVYyaHhIV2syV3IwbzRYM010djVWQT09 Meeting ID: 947 2336 3055 Passcode: 342669 Dial: 646-876-9923.
- Plenary Session will begin at 3 p.m. https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/95570459947?pwd=NnhxTXFNRHFVUjZrdy9MajhMbDJEUT09 Meeting ID: 955 7045 9947 Passcode: 873807 Dial: 646-876-9923.
     Office of the President

SAVE THE DATE: FACULTY AND STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH, SEPTEMBER 22
Please plan on joining us 11 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22, in O’Pake Fieldhouse, to celebrate the faculty, managers, professional staff and support personnel who have reached significant milestones in their careers and those who have retired or will be retiring from Kutztown University. We will be recognizing individuals from both 2020 and 2021.
More information on the event, including a complete list of honorees, will be sent at a later date. Contact Amy Ridenour (ridenour@kutztown.edu) if you have any questions.
     Offices of the President and Human Resources

VOLUNTEER FOR THE JUNETEENTH DAY OF SERVICE
The Community Outreach Center is looking for Kutztown University community volunteers for our Juneteenth Day of Service in collaboration with the City of Allentown on Saturday, June 19. Multiple shifts are available 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., in Allentown. Please visit our GivePulse page for further details and to sign-up, or email Nykolai Blichar at blichar@kutztown.edu.
*Rain date is Sun. June 20.
     Nykolai Blichar, Community Outreach Center

CAMPS/EVENTS HAPPENING THIS WEEK (JUNE 7-13)
We are pleased to welcome the following camps/events this week on our campus:
- Tuesday, June 8: Fleetwood High School Graduation, Keystone Arena.
- Wednesday, June 9: Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School Graduation, Keystone Fieldhouse.
- Friday, June 11 - Sunday, June 13: Athletes For Better Education Basketball Tournament, Keystone Fieldhouse.
- Saturday, June 12: Football - East Penn Raiders vs. Upstate Predators, Andre Reed Stadium.
- Sunday, June 13: KU Football Prospect Camp.
Show them your Golden Bear pride. Thank you.
     Jason Garcia, Conference Services

UPCOMING EVENTS

Date

Time

Event

June 8

8 a.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 8

12:30 p.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 9

8 a.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 9

12:30 p.m.

New Student Family Orientation

June 10

1:30 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Committee Meetings
Zoom Meeting ID: 947 2336 3055 Passcode: 342669

June 10

3 p.m.

Council of Trustees: Plenary Session
Zoom Meeting ID: 955 7045 9947 Passcode: 873807

D-DAY OBSERVANCE
D-Day is Sunday, June 6. D-Day resulted in the Allied victory in Europe and the liberation of France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation to fight Nazi Soldiers on June 6, 1944. He started a campaign that “we will not accept anything except victory.” More than 11,000 aircraft and 5,000 ships held up for the D-Day invasion. Thousands of soldiers lost their lives and many of them hiked across Europe to end the war. This invasion was one of the biggest military attacks in history. Allied forces and American soldiers fought to end World War II and emerged as a brave and victorious force in the world. Learn more about D-Day and the brave men who gave all for our freedoms, men like PFC Eake DeMarco.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/military-and-veterans-services/special-monthly-observances.html
     Office of Veterans Services

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.